Lind bidding for first All-Star Game appearance

Lind bidding for first All-Star Game appearance

MILWAUKEE -- A bright spot amid the Brewers' stormy start, first baseman Adam Lind is bidding for his first appearance as a National League All-Star.

Lind, acquired in October after parts of nine seasons in the American League with the Blue Jays, ranked among the top 10 NL players with a .946 OPS and 10 extra-base hits through Tuesday. He never made the Midsummer Classic during his Toronto tenure.

Other Brewers on the ballot include catcher Jonathan Lucroy, second baseman Scooter Gennett, third baseman Aramis Ramirez, shortstop Jean Segura and outfielders Ryan Braun, Carlos Gomez and Khris Davis. Lucroy, Ramirez, Segura, Braun and Gomez are all past All-Stars.

Fans can cast their votes for starters at MLB.com and all 30 club sites -- on their computers, tablets and smartphones -- using the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot until Thursday, July 2, at 10:59 p.m. CT. For the first time, voting is exclusively online, where fans may submit up to 35 ballots.

Fans may also receive the ballot by texting VOTE to 89269 (USA) or 101010 (Canada). Or text VOTA for a ballot in Spanish. Message and data rates may apply. Up to five messages. No purchase required. Reply STOP to cancel. Reply HELP for info.

Following the announcement of the 2015 All-Stars, be sure to return to MLB.com and cast your 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote for the final player for each league's All-Star roster. On Tuesday, July 14, watch the 2015 All-Star Game live on FOX, and during the game visit MLB.com to submit your choice for the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player Award presented by Chevrolet via the 2015 MLB All-Star Game MVP Vote.

MLB.com will provide extensive online coverage of All-Star Week festivities.

The 86th All-Star Game will be televised nationally by FOX, in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS, and worldwide by partners in more than 200 countries via MLB International's independent feed. ESPN Radio and ESPN Radio Deportes will provide national radio coverage of the All-Star Game. MLB Network and SiriusXM will also provide comprehensive All-Star Week coverage. For more information, please visit allstargame.com.

Adam McCalvy is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @AdamMcCalvy. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.